September 25, 2016

Here we go again? Yet another false narrative begins

A Missouri State Highway Patrol officer carries one-year-old Amylah Hunter (L) and two-year-old Amonie Tate (R) back to their family after chatting in Ferguson, Missouri August 20, 2014. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met with community members in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday and vowed a thorough civil rights probe into the fatal police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown that has set off 11 nights of racially charged unrest. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich (UNITED STATES - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW POLITICS) - RTR435VA

Via Bob Owens

It really should have been obvious from the very beginning yesterday afternoon, if we had been paying attention, and journalists were doing their jobs as skeptics looking for facts, instead of a click-bait-driving narrative.

After Keith Scott was shot and killed by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) team attempting to serve a warrant on another person yesterday, his family concocted a tale of a man who was unjustly executed by police for no reason at all.

They said he only had a book.

No it was not a book, according to multiple police officers, and multiple witnesses, it was a gun, and apparently Mr. Scott was not “open carrying” as is lawful in North Carolina. He was, as Owens explains “brandishing” the weapon, that is not legal

He was shot and killed by an African-American CMPD officer.

There was no book nearby.

And there was a gun, which other witnesses in the apartment complex admit seeing in Scott’s hands as officers warned him repeatedly to put it down.

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